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knock, knock, knock, broken lock

January 24th, 2012

i’ll just wait in the hallways

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Quality Grocery renovates and will reopen

Tyler’s Bottle Shop opens behind Tyler’s Taproom

Raleigh has 6 of America’s Best 100 Beer Bars

Finishing touches have been put on the skywalk

Cameron Village amps up its cool factor (thanks Henry)

Krispy Kreme Challenge changes their route this year

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

It’s Triangle Restaurant Weekget out and enjoy!!

Another wine shop will replace the Wine Merchant

Reflections on rickshaws

Raleigh’s the healthiest city in the country for women

City wants more input for our parks

Triangle gets a Wiki of its own

 

 

In Other News:

 

Mortgage rates fell to a new record low

New bridge design coming soon for Topsail

GM reclaims title as top automaker in the world

Vote for Beaufort as America’s Coolest Small Town (thanks Lisa)

Strongest solar storm since 2005 hitting Earth

Super bowl commercials are starting to leak out

 

 

Events:

 

Triangle Restaurant Week!

Brewmasters does Tarheel Tuesdays for NC taps

Lunch Forum on Streets at Urban Design Center on Wednesday

Midweek Feast Sliders at Tir na nOg on Wednesday

Spy Raleigh is doing some Speed Dating on Thursday night

Steelwater is playing at the Oxford on Friday night

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

Some really amazing infinity pools

Rooftop riverboat house

Buffalo chicken super bowl cupcakes

Are women people?

New animals species are getting named after celebrities

Should perfume be banned?

 

now we’re there and we’ve only just begun

January 10th, 2012

and this will be our year

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Fire Wok is coming to City Plaza

Council endorsed the Warehouse Site for Rail Station

Demolition work begins at the new Downtown Red Hat headquarters

Should rickshaws sell produce?

Red Room chose not to renew their lease

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

2012 Triangle Restaurant Week is coming soon

Jerry is going to be at the Chapel Hill Ben & Jerry’s

New condos planned for Downtown Durham

Local restaurants support Meatless Mondays

Make sure to get over to that Rembrandt exhibit

 

 

In Other News:

 

The BCS as we know it is going away

The office of tomorrow

86 years of marriage is pretty amazing

Twins born five years apart

2% think Mitt Romney’s first name is Mittens

What it means to win the national title

Samsung unveiled a ‘future proof’ television

 

 

Events:

 

Linkedin Live Raleigh Business Networking is at Spy tonight

Soulicit with Another Lost Year at Pour House Music Hall tonight

Wednesday is Trivia Night at Downtown Sports Bar

Smuttynose Keg Tapping at Woody’s on Wednesday

80’s Night! Dance Party at Spy on Thursday

Lohri Party 2012 on Friday night at Mantra

Passport to Hungary with the North Carolina Symphony on Friday night

ZOSO is at Lincoln on Friday

Sunday Supper Benefiting Activate Good at Joel Lane’s on Sunday

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

World’s fastest carwash

Tree Hotel

25 clever ideas to make life easier

An app that identifies fonts on a website

Infamous arsonists and how they got caught

An abandoned doll factory is pretty creepy

 

 

 

And one more announcement:  (thanks Ellen)

 

 

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance is holding its Annual Meeting and Downtown Achievement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, February 23rd from 5 pm to 8 pm at the Raleigh Convention Center. And don’t worry, just because it’s called an “annual meeting” doesn’t mean it’s going to be all business. It won’t be and here’s why you should attend:

 

·        Meet new people.

·        Network at the pre-event reception from 5 pm to 6 pm (beer and wine included)!

·        Enjoy a three-course dinner.

·        Listen to a great presentation by marketing expert Roger Brooks. His topic of conversation? Key ingredients for an outstanding destination. 

·        Celebrate the successes of downtown Raleigh with its biggest advocates.

·        Meet all the members of the Downtown Raleigh Alliance staff.

·        Get a great deal on tickets. 

·        Have fun.

·        Support downtown and the champions whose contributions are making a significant impact on downtown.

·        We want to meet you!

 

The DRA really wants to get more residents engaged in its efforts. After all, residents are the lifeblood of any strong downtown. That’s why we’re offering tickets to downtown residents for only $25 each. That’s more than half off the normal non-member price of $60. Just think—beer and wine, food, fellowship, and a fun presentation all for only $25. So tell your friends, get a group together, and come out for a great evening. We think you’ll be glad you did.

 

If you live within the Downtown Business Improvement District (inside the boundaries of Peace St., Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Boylan Ave. and Bloodworth St.) or in surrounding downtown neighborhoods including Boylan Heights, Cameron Park, East Raleigh-South Park, Glenwood-Brooklyn, Mordecai/Pilot Mill, and Oakwood contact Ellen Fragola at 919.821.6972 or e-mail ellenfragola@downtownraleigh.org for the resident promo code.  RSVP deadline is Thursday, February 9th so don’t delay!

but our friends are back

December 20th, 2011

so let’s raise a cup

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

We went to the new Tyler’s and it’s pretty great

New Bern Avenue Corridor Study comments

Local sweets are great holiday gifts or infused olive oil

Sono launches a new menu

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Raleigh is one of 10 up for Southern Living’s Tastiest Town Award

Changes are coming to the property development review next year

The Belk Bowl has had great ticket sales

McCrory is in for the governor’s race

Wedding rings found in Salvation Army kettle

 

 

In Other News:

 

AT&T ends their bid to acquire T-Mobile

Where are the candy canes this year?

Top 10 tech trends for 2012

A new shortest woman in the world

 

 

Events:

 

The Nutcracker is running at Memorial Auditorium

Chroma Exhibition is at Flanders Gallery on Wednesday

TicTacDate Speed dating is on Wednesday at Tir na nOg

Celebrate Christmas Eve Eve at Joel Lane’s Public House on Friday

Mantra has a Christmas Party on Friday night

Humble Pie is serving Christmas Eve dinner

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

You can buy Fight Club soap

Rules for naming your dog

How to dress for an interview - Visual guide

Spanish Village that turned blue for the Smurf movie

Ant farms can be cool

Microscopic views of alcoholic drinks

 

 

i saw the lights go down at the end of the scene

December 15th, 2011

i saw the lights go down and they’re standing in front of me

 

  

 

Around Downtown News:

 

A new bar for Glenwood South and revitalization plans for North Blount

TTA makes travel from RDU pretty easy

Amra’s is offering free food for last minute holiday parties

Could Peace Street have a new park too?

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

NC is a hotbed for American Idols

Duke-Progress merger denied again

Algebra and Geometry are having major changes in schools

 

 

In Other News:

 

These are the 25 most social airports

TIME named their person of the year

Tips for growing a brand

Facebook is bringing back the past with new design

Doctors are using more and more electronics

No charges from the basketball brawl

 

 

Events:

 

Raleigh’s 5th Annual Downtown Santa Ball is at the Union on Thursday

Connect Raleigh Christmas Cocktail is at Cardinal Club on Thursday night

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is back this weekend

Straight No Chaser is performing at Memorial on Friday

Spy Raleigh has Mixology classes on Saturday

The Downtown Sports Bar is doing a customer appreciation party on Sunday

Burning Coal is doing HENRY the V on Trapeze

It’s Sledding Sunday at the Winterfest

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

I gave my kids a terrible Christmas present

Daytime fireworks show

Best guerrilla marketing campaigns of all-time

Can a house be over decorated?

Great geeky gingerbread people and homes

Horrifyingly wasteful film shoots

 

 

we use our penguin costumes

December 13th, 2011

more than our evening dress

 

 

 

Around Downtown News:

 

Videri Chocolate Factory will be opening this week

Construction has started on the new State Bar HQ

This week’s music calendar

 

 

In Raleigh/Triangle News:

 

Raleigh is now (technically) larger than Miami

Pictures of the new home for the NCSU chancellor

Local charities are still short 1000s of toys

Epic games unveiled a new franchise

FedEx is seeing the Christmas rush

Local run clubs are making fitness social

 

 

In Other News:

 

6 tips for holiday travel

Check out the 2011 bowl game gifts

The cost of chocolate is on the rise

90,000 new holiday wreaths were laid at Arlington

Top ten iPhone apps and how much data they use

This is WAY different than our Toys for Tots drive

 

 

Events:

 

WWE is at RBC tonight

The Borough is doing Poker Night on Wednesdays

Raleigh’s 5th Annual Downtown Santa Ball is at the Union on Thursday

Connect Raleigh Christmas Cocktail is at Cardinal Club on Thursday night

Carolina Ballet’s Nutcracker is back this weekend

Straight No Chaser is performing at Memorial on Friday

Spy Raleigh has Mixology classes on Saturday

The Downtown Sports Bar is doing a customer appreciation party on Sunday

Burning Coal is doing HENRY the V on Trapeze

It’s Sledding Sunday at the Winterfest

 

 

Fun Stuff:

 

Berlin drivers paint the town

Take a photo

The trailer for Men in Black 3

I try to stay away from animal pictures

Very creative escalators

World’s oldest mattress

Celebrities with their own drink lines

 

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